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Wildflower walk at Pearson’s Falls to take place Thursday

Virginia Meador will lead the first Guided Spring Walk sponsored by the Tryon Garden Club at Pearson’s Falls on Thursday.

The rain date will be March 28.

There will be two walks: a morning walk from 10:30 a.m. until noon, which will be repeated from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Preregistration is essential, as the groups are limited to 15 people so that everyone can hear, see and participate in the discussions along the trail.

Virginia Meador, a veteran leader of wildflower and naturalist walks, will focus on “Spring Upstarts” currently blooming in the Pearson’s Falls Glen.

Virginia Meador

She has worked with the Roper Mountain Science Center, The Greenville County Schools, The Astronomy Club of Charlotte, and Discovery Place Science Museum in Charlotte. She is currently vice president of the South Carolina Native Plant Society.

Meador recently retired as head of the science department at Camperdown Academy in Greenville.

Meador will begin with a brief introduction in front of the garden house, and then lead the group up the quarter-mile trail to the falls, pointing out wildflowers, plants, rocks and ferns along the way.

There is an admission fee to Pearson’s Falls and a charge for the guided walk. All proceeds go to trail maintenance.

An annual pass to Pearson’s Falls is available. Admission is free for Tryon Garden Club members.

For more information and to register for the guided walks contact the gatekeeper at Pearson’s Falls, 828-749-3031. Pearson’s Falls is located at 2748 Pearson’s Falls Road, Saluda.

Follow the signs on Highway 176 North from Tryon or 176 South from Saluda.  Also visit our website, www.pearsonsfalls.org.

– Submitted by Lucy Brannon